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2014-15 NEH/FPIRI Fellowship Competition for Scholars Conducting Field-Based Humanities Research in Palestine

[Note: The deadline for this application has been extended to 18 January 2014] The Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) announces its second National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) competition for post-doctoral fellowships for research in Palestine. Fellowship awards range from four to eight consecutive months. Selected fellows are awarded $4,200 per month of the award. Full proposals due ...

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بيــان القوى والشخصيّات الوطنيّة حول المفاوضات وخطة كيري

نحن الموقّعين أدناه، انطلاقًا من دورنا الوطنيّ، وحرصنا على حقوق الشعب الفلسطيني ومصالحه وتطلّعاته، تَدَاعَينا لرفع الصوت في مواجهة تزايد المخاطر المحدقة بالقضيّة الفلسطينيّة، في وقت تقوم فيه الحكومة الإسرائيليّة بالمضي وبمعدلات غير مسبوقة في تعميق الاحتلال، وتوسيع الاستيطان، وتقطيع الأوصال، واستكمال بناء جدار الفصل العنصري، وتهويد القدس وأسرلتها، وهدم المنازل، والحصار الخانق على قطاع غزة، وإطلاق يد عصابات المستوطنين الذين كثّفوا من اعتداءاتهم في القدس، وخصوصًا في المسجد ...

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Press Release: CIHRS Issues Report on Egyptian Referendum Coverage of Twenty Media Outlets

[The following press release was issued 14 Janaruary 2014 by the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies (CIHRS).] Report monitoring the referendum coverage of 20 media outlets CIHRS:
Media joins the chorus of public mobilization On Tuesday, January 14, 2014, the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies issued its second interim report on the performance of 20 media outlets during coverage of the referendum on the constitution from December 5 to January 8. The report, ...

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2014 LSE Mellon Fellowship Competition for Scholars Conducting Research On Urban Environments

With the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the London School of Economics is looking to appoint a Mellon Fellow as part of its innovative four-year programme that engages the humanities with the social and spatial dynamics of cities. We are seeking dynamic and engaged scholars and practitioners who are currently developing their careers in the arts, culture, literature, philosophy or other related humanities disciplines to contribute to the ...

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Joint Statement on Conviction of Three Egyptian Activists

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[The following statement was issued by the undersigned and published by El Nadim Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence on 23 December 2013] The undersigned organizations condemn the verdict issued Sunday December 22nd, 2013, by the Abdeen Court in case number 9593 for 2013 Misdemeanor Abdeen Cases, against Ahmed Maher, the previous Coordinator of April 6 Youth Movement; Mohamed Adel, the Media Representative of the same movement, and volunteer in ...

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مجلة جدل تفتح ملفّ المدن الفلسطينيّة في الداخل وأوضاع الفلسطينيّين الذين يعيشون فيها

 أصدر مركز مدى الكرمل، المركز العربي للدراسات الاجتماعيّة التطبيقيّة في حيفا، العدد الثامن عشر من دورية "جدل" الإلكترونية باللغتين العربية والانجليزية. يتناول العدد الدَّوْرَ الذي كانت قد بدأت تقوم به المدن الفلسطينيّة قبل نكبة عام 1948، وتاريخ وحاضر هذه المدن، وتطهيرها العرْقيّ من أغلبيّة سكّانها، وتأثير غيابها على المشهد الثقافيّ الفلسطينيّ وإمكانيّات تنظيم المجتمع الفلسطينيّ بداخلها. كتبت المحرّرة الضيفة لهذا العدد السيدة أريج صبّاغ-خوري، زميلة بحث في مدى ...

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Report-Back from LCPS Panel Discussion on Impact of Syrian Conflict on Lebanese Economy

[The following summary was produced by the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS) on a panel discussion held on 6 December 2013 on the impact of the Syrian conflict on the Lebanese economy.]  The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS), in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), organized a roundtable discussion on the impactof the Syrian conflict on the Lebanese economy on December 6, 2013.  This roundtable was moderated by Dr. Mary Kawar ...

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Campaign Halts Export of Tear Gas to Bahrain

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[The report below was issued by Bahrain Watch's Stop The Shipment Campaign on 7 January 2014.] Shipment Stopped Advocacy group Bahrain Watch announced on January 7 that the #StopTheShipment campaign it launched two months ago to prevent a massive shipment of tear gas to Bahrain has achieved a major milestone.  The Financial Times reported on January 7 that South Korea’s Defence Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) denied two requests to export tear gas to Bahrain ...

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Statement of Support for the American Studies Association By Palestinian and other Arab-American Scholars and Writers

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[The following statement of support was issued by the below signatories on 7 January 2014.] We, the undersigned Palestinian and other Arab-American scholars and writers as well as Arab scholars in the United States affirm our strong solidarity with the American Studies Association’s position in favor of the boycott of Israeli academic institutions.  We also condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the expressions of hate and intimidation to which ASA members are ...

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Open Letter from AUC Faculty Members to the American Studies Association (ASA)

[The following letter to the American Studies Association (ASA) was issued by the undersigned faculty of the American Unviversity in Cairo (AUC) on 5 January 2013.] 5 January 2014 Dear President Curtis Marez, President-Elect Lisa Duggan, and Executive Director John Stephens: As faculty members at the American University in Cairo (AUC), we are writing to express our support for the historic decision of the council and membership of the American Studies Association (ASA) to ...

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New CLUSTER Publications: Learning from Cairo and Archiving the City in Flux

CLUSTER (Cairo Lab for Urban Studies, Training and Environmental Research) aims at establishing a critical space for urban discourse. CLUSTER engages critical theorization while being grounded in professional practice, negotiating the blurred boundaries between formal/institutional regulations and everyday urban informality. On 12-14 April 2013, CLUSTER co-organized with the American University in Cairo, an international symposium entitled “Learning from Cairo” at AUC ...

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Call for Translators (Paid): The Legal Agenda

Call for Translators (Paid): The Legal Agenda The Legal Agenda is seeking full or part-time translators to join its team and produce content for its newly-launched English online edition. Starting Date: February 2014 (Exact date flexible) Location: Remote Working Hours: Flexible. Article turnover rate is 3 to 5 days. Workload: Flexible. To be negotiated with editor. Average: 1 article per week (approximately 2000 words) Minimum: 1 article per two ...

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Press Release: AlKarama Foundation Response to US Department of Treasury Decision to Qualify Abd al-Rahman Omair Alnaimi as a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist'

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[The following press release was issued by the Council of the Alkarama Foundation on 24 December 2014.] The Council of the Alkarama Foundation met yesterday following the announcement by the US Department of Treasury of its decision to qualify Dr Abd al-Rahman Omair Alnaimi, president of the Council as a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist". The Council takes note of this announcement and explores all ways and means to deal with this situation. The Alkarama ...

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Defaming Arab Leftist Professor As`ad Abukhalil, And Responses [Updated]

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Below are excerpts from two posts in response to the attempt to defame As`ad Abukhalil, a leftist professor of political science at California State University Stanislaus. The first post is from Electronic Intifada and the other from Abukhalil's own blog, The Angry Arab New Service. We will update this post as necessary. Happy new defamation campaings!     [The following article was originally published on Electronic Intifada and is being updated regularly. ...

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Briefing: Growing Campaign of Judicial Harassment and Intimidation of Human Rights Defenders in Saudi Arabia

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[The following briefing was released by the Gulf Center for Human Rights on 15 December 2014] The GCHR is gravely concerned that the Saudi authorities continue, under the direct orders of senior officials within the Ministry of Interior, to systemically target human rights defenders using false or fabricated charges. Furthermore, the judiciary is being used to issue unfair judgments against human rights defenders in order to stop their peaceful and legitimate work in the ...

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Letter of Allegation Concerning the Detention of Bahraini Journalists

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[The following Letter of Allegation was issued by the undersigned and published by Reporters Without Borders on 15 December 2013] Letter of Allegation concerning the detention of journalist Mohammed Hassan, photographer Hussain Hubail and cameraman Qassim Zain Aldeen (Bahrain) Mr Frank La Rue - Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. Email: Mr Juan Mendez - Special Rapporteur on torture and ...

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Open Letter to Trinity College President and Dean

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[The following open letter was issued by the below signatories, all of whom are faculty at Trinity College and are writing in response to recent statement by the college's president and dean vis-a-vis the American Studies Association's recent decision to boycott Israeli academic institutions in accordance with the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment, and sanctions against Israel. Other college presidents who have come out openly against the ASA include Boston ...

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Report-Back from LCPS Roundtable Discussion on Impact of Regional Developments on Lebanon

[The following summary was produced by the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS) on a roundtable panel held on 6 December 2013 on the impact of regional develpments on Lebanese politics.]  The Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS), in collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), organized a roundtable discussion on the impact of regional developments on Lebanon’s political stability on December 6, 2013.  Some of the key points made by the three ...

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The Ongoing Nakba: Palestinian Refugees from Syria in Lebanon

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[The following report was issued by the The National Institute of Social Care & Vocational Training (NISCVT)] Since the start of the Syrian uprising, Palestinian refugees from Syria (PRS) have attempted to remain relatively neutral in the conflict. However, as the conflict escalated both surrounding and within Yarmouk refugee camp in the Damascus suburbs, Palestinian refugees have become increasingly impacted. Between December 2012 and January 2013, a steady and ...

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Mekorot's Involvement in the Israeli Occupation

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[The following report was issued by Who Profits: The Israeli Occupation Industry on 23 December 2013.] On 12 December 2013, the largest Dutch water company, Vitens, announced that it had ended its cooperation with Mekorot, an Israeli water company.  In a public statement, Vitens said: “Today, Vitens informed Mekorot about its decision to end its partnership. Vitens attaches great importance to integrity and abides by national and international law and ...

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